Over 1 crore COVID vaccine jabs ordered for inoculation drives in Lucknow & other UP districts!

Registrations for inoculation of individuals above the age of 18 will start from April 28.

Furthering its plans for enhanced and extensive vaccination drives in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered over one crore COVID-19 vaccine jabs. These doses shall be used to immunise citizens in the state over the age of 18, under the third phase of inoculation, slated for a start on May 1. This amplified schedule of vaccination is expected to be beneficial for arresting the uncontrolled infection rates being witnessed in Lucknow and other major districts.

Both Covaxin & Covishield to be used in the future inoculation drives

Speaking about the upcoming vaccination drives, the Chief Minister stated in a statement, "Uttar Pradesh government has placed an order for 1 crore doses of anti-COVID vaccines for the vaccination drive beginning on May 1. An order of 50-50 lakh doses has been placed for both indigenous vaccine manufacturers. In addition, the dose will be made available by the Government of India. A comprehensive action plan is being prepared in this regard."

The central government had relaxed the vaccination policy and issued directives to open immunisation for all adult citizens. In order to promote wide-scale vaccinations, the central administration has allowed manufacturers of vaccine jabs to supply 50% to state governments and in the general markets. For this, the production companies will have to make a prior announcement of the prices before May 1.

Free vaccination for all in Uttar Pradesh from May 1

After the central government announced new guidelines for vaccination, the Uttar Pradesh government rolled out its decision, allowing free of cost immunisation for all citizens from May 1. It is to be noted that the registration process for all individuals above 18, shall commence the COWIN app from April 28. Given the havoc ushered by the second wave, widespread programs for vaccination have become the need of the hour.

Lucknow's CCS Airport to house an aircraft maintenance centre soon!

All issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai.

Amid a string of developments being witnessed at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport in Lucknow, an aircraft maintenance hub will be established at this station soon. Once the latest facility is launched, all issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai. Besides, it is expected that this centre would also usher an array of employment opportunities for the youngsters.

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Enroute 'green future': Electric Vehicle Policy to be rolled out in Rajasthan!

The state government has offered some benefits like subsidies on the upfront cost of electric vehicles for the first line of buyers.

After the introduction of the Electric Vehicles Policy across multiple states of the country, Rajasthan is all set to roll out a similar scheme now. Previously, Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana administrations have worked on parallel interventions and initiated EV policies aiming for a green future. Mahendra Soni, Commissioner, Transport Department of the Rajasthan government informed that the EV policy has been drafted and now, it will be transferred to the finance department for approval.

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Flood-like situations crop up across various parts of Goa due to incessant rains!

Authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

After the early arrival of monsoons, heavy rains were witnessed across different parts of Goa in the past few days. Driven by heavy showers, certain parts of both North and South Goa are faced with flood-like circumstances. Reportedly, this includes Sattari and Bicholim areas in the north district Dharbandora in the south district. As per reports, authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

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Amid the lowering scale of COVID infection in Rajasthan, the state Education Minister on Thursday announced the reopening of schools from 2nd August, across all districts. These institutes have been shut ever since the outbreak of the second COVID wave, in April this year. Schools also had to halt operations after the first wave took over, in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students and staff members.

Although schools have been conducting classes online in order to keep the curriculum going, it is difficult to match up to the exposure imparted in regular on-campus classes. Concerned about the same, the authorities have now decided upon resuming classes

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Focused COVID sampling begins in Lucknow for detection of new variants

Notably, special testing camps are already operational at the airport, railway station and bus stops in Lucknow.

In view of the new COVID mutants surfacing in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government is initiating focused sampling schedules in Lucknow from today onwards. As a part of this exercise, the targeted sampling drives will be conducted in areas that logged a large count of infections during the first and second waves of accelerated infections. Aimed at arresting the third COVID wave in the state capital, this program will be implemented via an extensive plan of action.

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1 lakh more jabs needed to achieve 100% first dose coverage in Goa

About 64.6% of Goa's local population has received the first shot of COVID vaccination.

With the vaccination of another 1 lakh beneficiaries, Goa will be able to achieve its target 100% COVID vaccination coverage for its eligible population. As per reports, the state has been planning to restart tourism activities after this feat is met. The deadline for the same had been announced as July 31. The CM has appealed to the public to come forward and get the anti-virus jab to accelerate the process.

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